I haven't seen backsplashes addressed in your blog. That must mean you were just waiting for someone like me to ask the question! Yep - I was just waiting for you!
We are doing some kitchen remodeling and I'd like some creative input so I can make my backsplash selection. The cabinets will be natural alder in a shaker style. The countertops will be Absolute Black granite. Since I have never even thought about backsplashes, I am overwhelmed by the number of choices available.
I like some of the black and white backsplashes I have seen and I think that would look good with my black countertops. Yeahhh-- I wouldn't. I don't see white with your cabinets - I would go warmer. I also like the idea of incorporating my floor tile in the backsplash. It's available in 12" and 6" tiles. Yeahhhh-- I wouldn't. This is up there with having a coffee table that matches the end tables that matches the entertainment center. That kind of selection is for people that don't know how to coordinate. :) (Don't take anything I say personally - that goes for all of you...) It's slate gray that looks bluish. However- we need to remember the flooring when selecting the backsplash... Also I could incorporate some color that goes with the cabinets. My cabinet color is pretty warm and I don't want the backsplash to clash with the cabinets.
All the backsplashes are 18" high but behind the cooktop it's 29". Also I don't need to keep all the backsplash areas we now have when we get the new stuff in. We'll have a cabinet wall on the left side of the refrigerator that we have the option of adding backsplash to. The white refrigerator and cooktop are going to stay for the time being, but we plan to replace them with black. Same with the dishwasher. We're getting new black ovens.
I'm open to any ideas you have, so go for it!
- Slate- slate is famous for having a lot of bluish gray - mixed with warm tones.
- You can get some beautiful raised patterns - I love the weave below - the little bit of warm mixed through will look wonderful with your cabinets...
- I am doing a bathroom as we speak with a flooring similar to the one below - a pebble mosaic with black, gray and light warm tones - this would also look great in your kitchen...
- Don't think that you have to include black in your backsplash. The counters are your neutral - a stone basket weave like the one below would be perfect- it has the blueish gray, the warm tones- and would be very pretty (a lot more intense once it is sealed). What do you think? Anyone have a favorite for Nancy?